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An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (1935)

Black vaudeville acts are featured in this Vitaphone Pepper Pot short. In addition to those listed in the credits, acts include The 3 Whippets, a group of acrobats; and The Five Racketeers,... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adelaide Hall ...
Herself
The Nicholas Brothers ...
Themselves
The 3 Whippets ...
Themselves
The Five Racketeers ...
Themselves
Eunice Wilson ...
Herself
...
Himself
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Black vaudeville acts are featured in this Vitaphone Pepper Pot short. In addition to those listed in the credits, acts include The 3 Whippets, a group of acrobats; and The Five Racketeers, a band that initially backs up Eunice Wilson and then sings "Tiger Rag". Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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22 June 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pepper Pot (1934-1935 season): An All-Colored Vaudeville Show  »

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Trivia

Vitaphone production reel #1819. See more »

Crazy Credits

Adelaide Hall and The Nicholas Brothers are credited on the title frame, but all the actors are credited by title cards on the vaudeville stage before their performances. See more »

Soundtracks

To Have You, To Hold You
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Adelaide Hall
Sung and tap-danced by Adelaide Hall
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You can catch most of this one twice, if you know where to look.

Vitaphone/WB used footage from this short and Cab Calloway's 1937 "Hi De Ho" short to "create" another entry in their "Melody Master Band" series in 1946 when they released "Dixie Jamboree" utilizing in archive footage the performers, Eunice Wilson, the Nicholas Brothers, Adelaide Hall, the 3 Whippets, the Five Racketeers and Cab Calloway from two shorts made in 1935 and 1937. Warner Bros. led the world in recycling long before most of the world had heard of the word.


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